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Why Turkey Aims for ‘Zero Problems' With Russia's War in Syria

Behlül Özkan | Posted 10.09.2015 | World
Behlül Özkan

ISTANBUL -- To grasp Erdoğan's seemingly contradictory stance towards Putin requires some knowledge of the system of crony capitalism which has sprung up and flourished -- particularly in the energy and construction sectors -- in both Turkey and Russia. Aware that Turkey will emerge the loser in any confrontation with Russia, Erdoğan and the AKP have pragmatically accepted Russia's geopolitical superiority, while seeking to reap the maximum financial gain in the process.

U.S. Lawmakers Reportedly Probing Spying Lapses In Russia

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.08.2015 | World

By Mark Hosenball, Phil Stewart and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Senior U.S. lawmakers have begun probing possible intelligence laps...

U.S. Rules Out Military Cooperation With Russia In Syria

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

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Russia Reportedly Strikes ISIS Targets In Historic Palmyra

Reuters | Alana Horowitz | Posted 10.06.2015 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Russian jets hit Islamic State targets in the Syrian city of Palmyra and the northern province of Aleppo, Syrian state tele...

Praise for Putin Is Misplaced, and Dangerous

Cody Cain | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Cody Cain

It seems fashionable in some circles to praise Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, for being some sort of a hero for world peace and justice.

4 Questions That Need to Be Answered Now That Russia Is Bombing in Syria

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 10.02.2015 | World
Daniel R. DePetris

No world leader sends at least 32 combat aircraft, a couple dozen helicopters, and up to 2,000 advisers into a foreign land in the middle of a civil war if they don't mean business.

Syria Can Be Resolved by International Action

Cody Cain | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics
Cody Cain

The world community possesses the ability to end the abominable war in Syria. The only question is whether it possesses the will to do it.

Putin Scores Another Much-Needed Win in Syria

Ian Bremmer | Posted 10.05.2015 | World
Ian Bremmer

Times are hard in today's Russia. At some point, Russians will expect their powerful leader to deliver better times at home. To delay that day of judgment a little longer, Putin needs victories -- particularly those that burnish Russia's image as a world power. Once again, he's getting them. For now, he's on a roll -- and an international force to be reckoned with.

Russia Urged To Cease Airstrikes On Syrian Opposition, Focus On ISIS

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 10.02.2015 | World

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US Official: Russia Has Started Air Strikes In Syria

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Russia launched air strikes in Syria on Wednesday in the Kremlin's biggest Middle East intervention i...

Russian Lawmakers Grant Putin The Right To Use Force In Syria

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.30.2015 | World

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Iraqi FM Wants More Airstrikes Against ISIS And Supports Russia’s Role In Syria

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 09.28.2015 | World

Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said Friday that he would like more U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq. &...

Kerry: Russian Support For Assad Could Raise Risk Of Confrontation

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.23.2015 | World

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Will Putin Exchange Donbass for Syria?

Georgy Bovt | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Georgy Bovt

MOSCOW -- Will Syria become a second Afghanistan for Russia? Is it wise for Russia to intervene in that conflict? Rumors are circulating that Moscow is planning a face-saving maneuver whereby it gradually "hands over" the Donbass in fulfillment of the Minsk agreement while aiding the U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition in Syria to get back on good terms with the West. The plan sounds good in theory, but it looks unfeasible in practice.

Russia Uses Cover Of ISIS Fight To Bolster Syria Interests, Project Power

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 09.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Syria's civil war is at a critical juncture. International focus has returned to the long-overlooked conflict in the past few weeks be...

REPORT: Small Number Of Russian Troops Join Combat In Syria

Reuters | Benjamin Hart | Posted 09.09.2015 | World

Russian forces have begun participating in military operations in Syria in support of government troops, three Lebanese sources familiar with the pol...

Russia Vows Support For Syria's Assad

Reuters | Posted 01.26.2015 | World

By Denis Dyomkin and Gabriela Baczynska SOCHI, Russia, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Russia said on Wednesday it would support Presiden...

Putin, Ukraine and Syria: Russia's Carrots and Sticks

Richard Brodsky | Posted 05.24.2014 | World
Richard Brodsky

To many in the West, Vladimir Putin seems mysterious, as well as deeply troubling. Troubling he is. But mysterious not so much.

The Russians: Backing the Wrong Horse (Again)

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 04.29.2014 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

Though the U.S. does not have a very good record in supporting Third World potentates, its hypocrisy pales before Russian ruthlessness.

Russia Claims Syria Will Destroy Chemical Weapons Soon

Reuters | Posted 04.06.2014 | World

MOSCOW/BEIRUT, Feb 4 (Reuters) - Russia said its ally Syria would soon ship more chemical weapons abroad for destruction after being accused of drag...

From Terror to Counter-Terrorism: Radicalization in Syria and the Rising Legitimacy of the Assad Regime

Mathew Markman | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Mathew Markman

U.S. concerns with the formation and subsequent actions of the Islamic Front, combined with the continued prominence of al-Qaeda linked factions in Syria, are likely to further diminish international pressure on the Assad regime, providing it with a golden opportunity to seek renewed legitimacy.

GOP Senator Praises Big Defense Department Move

AP | RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Defense Department is canceling plans to buy additional cargo helicopters from the Russian arms export agency that is a top su...

Why Assad Will Win

Allan Topol | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Allan Topol

Now, after more than 100,000 dead and hundreds of thousands more uprooted from their homes or taking refuge in Turkey and Jordan, the muddled situation is becoming clearer.

Russia Pledges To Help Guard Syria's Chemical Weapons Sites

Reuters | Posted 11.26.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Russia is ready to help guard Syria's chemical weapons sites when President Bashar al-Assad's chemical arms stockpiles a...

Leaders Make Renewed Push For Syria Resolution At UN

Reuters | Posted 11.24.2013 | World

By Steve Holland and Asma Alsharif UNITED NATIONS, Sept 24 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama appealed to the United Nations on T...